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Become a leading voice in the energy industry
Join the big conversation and speak at Gastech's 50th anniversary edition.
The prestigious Gastech Conference serves as a critical platform for gaining consensus, sharing expertise and vision, raising the voice of natural gas and providing solutions to the industry’s major challenges. Become a pivotal part of the conference that is driving the gas, LNG, hydrogen and energy industry towards a cleaner energy future.
As a Gastech speaker, you will join an elite line-up of policy makers and industry experts, and share your strategies to shape the future of the energy landscape, enabling access to clean and affordable energy for both OECD and Non-OECD countries.
With the Technical call for papers now open, technical energy professionals have the opportunity to submit abstracts before 11 January to be considered for the Gastech Technical Conference. Create an account now to begin your submission.
Why submit abstracts?
Help shape the future of
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exposure and recognition
across the value chain.
Showcase your organisation's
commercial and technical insights.
With opportunities to speak
in strategic and technical disciplines.
Network and generate
new opportunities to
build advanced technologies.
energy excellence and
forge the pathway to a low-carbon future.
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access to the world's
premier energy event in 2022.
Technical categories for 2021
As a forum for current thinking in this fast evolving field, insights from a broad spectrum of areas are welcomed. This year, technical categories for paper submissions are:
Gas, LNG, hydrogen and ammonia projects and developments
• Engineering challenges and updates
Gas and LNG processing, production and supply
• Gas processing, technology and innovation
• Biomethane production and supply growth
• Bio and synthetic LNG
Utilities, powergen and end users
• Coal to gas switching
• LNG to power
• Industrial consumers - fuels for low-carbon production
• Decarbonising electricity
Hydrogen uptake, growth and projects
• Upscaling the global hydrogen value chain
• Technology advances in hydrogen production
• Applications for hydrogen across the gas network
Data, cloud, AI and automation
• Digital operations and applications
• Remote monitoring
• Advances in automation and design
• Integration of digital technology across the energy value chain
Shipping, storage and transmission
• Safe, cost-competitive transport and storage of hydrogen, CO2, ammonia and methanol
• Shipbuilding and design
• Tanks, terminals and storage
• Floating LNG - project progress and updates
• Port authorities and bunkering operations
Carbon, methane and emissions
• Tackling energy demand growth and driving down emissions
• Identifying, monitoring and tackling methane and emissions leaks
• Roadmaps and action plans for corporate decarbonisation
• CCUS: project development, planning and delivery
Health, safety, security and environment
• Offshore and marine safety
• Plant and asset safety and security
• Environmental regulations and compliance - shipping
• Environmental regulations and compliance - onshore
• HSSE in pipelines, transmission and infrastructure
Commercial categories for 2021
The commercial call for papers plays an important role in developing the thought-leadership, direction, and strategies necessary to address how the energy industry can navigate these complex times. This year, commercial categories for paper submissions are:
Adapting Business Models In A Post-COVID World
Leadership perspectives on adapting, evolving and transitioning working practices in a post-COVID world.
• Operations support
• Construction and Fabrication challenges
• Risk & Supply chain management
• Human resourcing, personnel assignments & remote working
Integrated Energy Suppliers
The production, supply and consumption of energy is changing and traditional business models are being broken apart. Producers are now suppliers and consumers often invested in production.
• The utility of the future
• New business models for suppliers – evolution & transformation
• Delivering the energy transition to customers
• Gas/LNG in the energy transition
• Adoption of low/zero carbon practices
• Profitability in a rapidly-changing world
Gas & LNG Supply & Demand Dynamics
Comprehensive update on global supply and demand outlook including discussion of the key factors shaping the outlook for both the global and regional LNG market.
• Market macro outlook to 2040
• Addressing alternate LNG demand scenarios
• Demand dynamics in established markets
• Demand growth and regasification capacity in new markets
• Rebalancing global supply: demand
• Impact of market on future supply projects
• Long term price forecasts
Financing & Project Investment
Overview of the emerging trends for financing projects across the LNG value chain with a focus on: emerging financing and legal trends, structures used, attracting capital to support new projects and current investor risk appetite.
• Financing lessons learned
• Future funding of liquefaction & regasification projects
• Financing of small-scale and LNG transportation
• gas-to-power projects
• Attracting equity investors
• Legal trends
Trading, Contracting & Pricing
Providing the latest commercial trends for spot, short term and long-term LNG sales and sharing the latest commercial and operational intelligence for the LNG market.
• Current LNG market trade patterns
• Trends for contracting and pricing of LNG
• Insights on strategy of portfolio players and utilities
• The commoditisation conundrum
• Review of operational strategies and regional trends
• Ship broking, chartering & management
EPC & Project Progress / Updates
Sharing insights on the current issues facing the EPC sector and updates on current projects.
• Project updates
• Consideration of alternative project delivery models
• Delivering LSTK -- risk allocation and pricing
• Supply chain management
Climate Policies & The Role For Gas
Addressing the role of natural gas to support a low-emissions future and the policy roadmap to delivering the energy transition.
• Evolving investor sentiment towards the oil and gas sectors
• Impact on natural gas demand following COP 26
• Gas market policy updates
• Role of gas in meeting climate obligations
Decarbonisation & Emissions Management
Strategies to support the need to decarbonise and manage emissions from the sector.
• Tackling methane as a matter of urgency
• The adoption of new technologies and implementation of loweremissions solutions
• Quantifying emissions and building a decarbonisation roadmap
• Decarbonising industrial and transportation sectors
• Hydrogen production, storage and transport
• Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage
Diversification of The Future Workforce
As the energy industry undergoes rapid transformation, so will the workforce that serves it. New skills, practices and knowledge will be required to deliver the energy landscape of the future.
• Adapting and updating the skills of the current workforce
• Attracting & retaining talent from more diverse backgrounds
• Establishing the next generation workforce
• Making the energy industry an exciting place to work
24 September -Call for Papers opens
14 January - Call for papers closes
22-23 March - Governing Body voting
4 April - Programme published
5-8 September - Gastech Conference
10 January - Call for papers opens
11 March - Call for papers closes
13-14 June - Governing Body Voting
27 June - Programme published
5-8 September - Gastech Conference
- Create an account on the submissions platform
- Papers will need to be summarised into a 500-word abstract. Choose from one of the technical submission categories
- Upload a profile photo (JPG/PNG file; 300px wide by 300px high; no larger than 1MB)
- Upload a company logo (JPG/PNG file; 300px wide by 300px high; no larger than 1MB)
- Prepare a 100-word biography for the main presenter
- You can submit more than 1 abstract under multiple categories to maximise the chances of your papers being selected
- The submission deadline for technical papers is Tuesday, 11 January 2022. Early submission is particularly important to ensure that the committee members have ample time to review the paper proposals. Late paper proposals will not be accepted.
Frequently asked questions
When is the abstract submission deadline?
The Gastech 2022 Call for Papers submissions deadline is Tuesday 11 January 2022.
Is there a word limit for abstracts?
Yes, the recommended word limit is 500-words.
Can I submit more than one abstract?
Yes. The papers themselves must differ in content, however they may follow the same stream, authors and affiliation.
How do I submit my abstracts?
You can make your submission here. To complete your application, you will need to submit your 500-word abstract, and upload your photo and a 100-word biography.
Who is the Gastech Governing Body?
The Gastech Governing Body is made up of a senior, select group of professionals spanning the gas, LNG, hydrogen and energy supply chain. With no political agenda or obligation to any over-arching organisation, Gastech's Governing Body advises on the best papers for inclusion in the Gastech Conference. In 2021, members reviewed over 1,000 abstracts from 35 countries.
After the call for papers closes, the papers are put through a democratic voting process; the Governing Body vote on the abstracts ensuring all submissions are fairly graded and purely chosen "by the industry, for the industry".
What are the criteria in which my abstracts will be graded?
Members of the Gastech Governing Body grade each abstract on specific criteria, resulting in an overall mark out of a maximum 40 points. Members may choose to move abstracts to sessions which are more relevant to the content of the paper. The voting process takes place in March 2022 and successful applicants will be informed shortly afterwards. Voting is an entirely democratic process; no single Governing Body member carries more weight than any other. All abstracts are fairly graded.
- INTEREST – 10 POINTS (MAX)
- How interesting is the subject matter to the Gastech audience or to the industry overall? Does it capture their imagination and will it share important and useful progress and updates, or new information?
- TOPICALITY – 10 POINTS (MAX)
- Is the abstract relevant to the Gastech audience or to the industry now? Will it demonstrate the latest attitudes in thinking, innovation or in delivery?
- ORIGINALITY – 10 POINTS (MAX)
- Is the abstract sharing a subject or theme that is new and original material not seen at other industry conferences before? If it is a familiar subject, does it demonstrate new and innovative updates or progress not yet widely known?
- THE PRESENTER – 10 POINTS (MAX)
- Is the proposed speaker (not the company) considered a good orator who can successfully convey and present information to an international audience? If unknown, this must be graded a neutral 5 points.
What happens if my abstract is successful?
If your abstract is successfully voted through by the Governing Body, we will be in touch shortly after the final selection meeting.
- A member of the speaker management team will contact you to start the process of publicising your paper’s credentials, including speaker names, biographies, photos and a summary of your abstract. In the preceding weeks to the conference, we will be in touch to manage logistics and presentation requirements.
- The presenter (but not additional authors) will be entitled to a full access, free of charge conference pass that provides access to all conference sessions and the exhibition halls. Invitation to the speaker dinner and to other speaker events are also be included.
- Speakers will be responsible for their own hotel accommodation, travel, food or other incidental expenses.
What happens with unsuccesful applications?
Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by phone at the same time that successful applicants are contacted.
What are the benefits of becoming a speaker?
- Complimentary access to strategic and technical conference sessions.
- Access to exclusive speaker-only networking sessions; including the speakers’ dinner and private speaker lounge.
- Exclusive invitations to social functions and access to unrivalled networking opportunities enabling you to meet other industry leaders and potential clients.
- Gain international recognition and share the stage with other world-class leaders at the world’s largest and most prestigious energy conference.
- Be profiled and seen across an extensive marketing campaign reaching hundreds of thousands of industry professionals.
Is there any cost involved in the process to become a speaker?
There are no costs incurred for submitting, applying and speaking at the conference. However, we do not cover travel and accommodation costs for successful speakers.